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TALGO trusts FAINSA for its contract of the century with Deutsche Bahn

Recently, the Spanish manufacturer TALGO signed the largest contract in its history with German railways DB for the supply of up to 100 high-speed intercity trains.

For the equipment of these high-capacity trains, DB has put in place a very rigorous selection process for the train’s constituent systems. In the case of passenger seats, this process involved biodynamic analysis by a specialist institute in Munich, and severe comparative comfort tests that were carried out by hundreds of regular users of the medium and long-distance trains on the German network. 

One STAR RAIL prototype which has been submitted  to analysis and comfort tests by DB, October 2019

FAINSA’s new STAR RAIL model has been selected for its intrinsic characteristics, technical qualities and innovation. DB and TALGO also appreciated the development and continuous improvement capabilities that FAINSA demonstrated during the selection process. We are all extremely proud of this success as DB is one of the most prestigious operators in the world, and our seat was up against competitors who have the greatest expertise in the trade. 

With the award of this contract, FAINSA is renewing its range of High-speed Intercity seats with a state-of-the-art model. The STAR RAIL is a lightweight design, with a proven comfort, enjoying extensive equipment and a revolutionary geometry that is designed to maximize space efficiency without compromising upon passenger safety or comfort. Although this first contract is from the German market, STAR RAIL is designed for all markets, thus complying with GMRT2100 and APTA regulations that prescribe dynamic impact tests in Britain and the United States.

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Proud to support the Medical Staff fighting the COVID-19

We support the Medical staff fighting the COVID-19 especially in countries where we have our plants: Spain, Poland and France. Hereafter pictures of staff & ambulance in Madrid area (Pozuelo de Alarcón) which are fitted with FAINSA seats.

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Our seats at IREE 2019 in New Delhi

During 22 to 24 October FAINSA exhibited our seats at IREE 2019 ( Indian Rail Equipment Exhibition) in New Delhi, India.

FAINSA had already supplied First and Standard class seats on the very prestigious Vande Bharat Express Train, the first semi High Speed (max 160km/h) electric train built fully in India. This project was code named “Train 18” because the train was designed and built from scratch in only 18 months by Integral Coach Factory in Chennai.  Here at IREE, we showcased the very same MD seat presented for First Class in Vande Bharat Express. This specification demanded a high degree passenger amenities such a huge recline, power sockets to every single place and a huge table.  The seat even rotated 180 degrees to give a passenger a choice of airline or a bay configuration.

The market is also dramatically growing with new Metro trains.  FAINSA is the incumbent seat supplier to Delhi Metro (DMRC) RS10 project that was one of the largest contracts for Metro style cars in the world.  Here, FAINSA exceed a particular challenge of a fold-up bench along the assembly being fully waterproofed.  This innovation allowed Rotem, the train builder,  to safely and efficiently stow away important electrical equipment.  So during the IREE fair, FAINSA also presented a very similar DMRC RS10 design but this time fitting some newly formed stainless steel shells.  This new innovation certainly indeed created a wealth of interest from different Indian regions.

There was an anticipated 12,000 visitors to the Fair and we certainly did our best to answer every single question that was asked.

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We will attend BusWorld 2019

We are waiting for your visit Hall 1, booth 136C

An appointment not to be missed for the pleasure of meeting you and introducing you to our new range of seats for buses and coaches.

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Visit us at RNTP 2019 in Nantes, France

For three days, this event will gather 800 delegates and nearly 100 stakeholders who will meet to share their vision and build the mobility of tomorrow.

  • 200 exhibitors from all sectors of public transport, rail, road and active mobility
  • 16.000 m² of exhibition
  • 6.000 attendants

The fair allows communities to meet professionals able to provide concrete solutions in terms of mobility.

COMPIN, the leading European company for the interior design of rail and road passenger transportation, is a historical exhibitor. Over the years, we have seen the public transportation major transformations that we have incorporated into our product offerings.

We are therefore very happy to welcome all our faithful and future customers to these meetings. It is
the ideal place to present all of our new products, feedback and solutions to your expectations.

Find us on our stand at the location: H4-21

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Awarded a contract for SNCB-NMBS

COMPIN-FAINSA will supply train seats for 445 cars ALSTOM/BOMBARDIER – M7 series.

This order is related to the contract of the ALSTOM / BOMBARDIER consortium for supplying 1,362 cars to the SNCB (« Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Belge »), the Belgian railway company, as detailed herafter:

  • This new contract will enable SNCB-NMBS to offer a total 145 000 additional seats to its passengers
  • The first firm order is for 445 double-deck trains type M7 cars

 

The first firm order signed today includes design and manufacturing for 445 cars and is estimated to be around 1,3 billion euro (1,4 billion USD). The direct share for BOMBARDIER is around 787 Meuros (853 million USD) while ALSTOM’s share is around 471 million euros (511 million USD). Deliveries for this first order will take place between September 2018 and 2021. The frame of this contract includes an option for up 917 additional cars.

The Bombardier site located in Brugges (Belgium), will provide 65 multifunctional steering cars and 290 trailer cars. ALSTOM site in Valenciennes (France) will manufacture 90 cars motorized cab cars.

COMPIN-FAINSA will deliver the first pre-serial seats from May 2017.

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